Early this month, the Floripa Open brought some top-tier BJJ action to the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil.
One example of this was the final match of the men’s heavyweight division. On one side, Renato Cardoso of Alliance; on the other, his fellow Alliance member Matheus Romero.
Even as they represented the same banner, Renato and Matheus had one hell of a fight. Both had real winning chances in the first few minutes. The decisive move, a precise foot lock attack by Renato, only came with one minute left.
Click the play button below to see how it all played out.